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Army Capt. Aston Armstrong is posted in a clearing to help guard a perimeter as the platoon breaks for a meal during a training mission. The Massachusetts native graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 2008 and sought to earn a coveted sapper badge. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Army Capt. Aston Armstrong is posted in a clearing to help guard a perimeter as the platoon breaks for a meal during a training mission. The Massachusetts native graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 2008 and sought to earn a coveted sapper badge. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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A combat rifle is a military service rifle that fires a full-power rifle cartridge, a mainstay of every modern army in the world. See the best combat rifles ever made.